NORTH BRUNSWICK — An early morning fire destroyed a building, took down power lines and damaged a car. Residents suffered minor injuries.

North Brunswick Volunteer Fire Co. 1 said that the fire was reported just after 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning at 636 Georges Road. The department said the two-alarm fire was brought under control after an hour and a half.

According to the North Brunswick Police Department a child living in the building was the first to notice the fire and alerted the others there. They then escaped the building by jumping from a second floor window.

All residents of the building were taken to area hospitals by the North Brunswick EMS. The most serious injury reported was a broken ankle. Two firefighters were also injured at the scene and suffered what police called "non-serious injuries."

Police said the building was "gutted," and that three other buildings in the area were also damaged by the fire. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the North Brunswick Fire Marshall's Office.

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